Septic pumping is a crucial and often expensive process for homeowners. A septic tank system not only removes solid wastes from your property but also softens the waste before it drains into the ground. While most septic pumping costs will be found in areas of high population density, septic systems are a necessary service to provide clean water for all. In rural areas where there is little population density, septic tanks are not needed but are still desired for aesthetic reasons.
The first thing you need to consider when calculating septic pumping cost is what size septic tank system you will need. While it is always better to have larger than smaller septic systems, in many areas the majority of homes will not require anything larger than a 10-gallon septic tank. This will be adequate for most typical household needs.
Next, you should consider how much you expect to use your septic system. If you plan on using your septic system for heavy cleaning, or animal feeding, you may want to consider a larger septic system. Typically, septic pumping costs will increase for larger-sized systems, since they require more maintenance and pumping. If you do not use your septic system as much as you are likely to, you can often save by choosing a smaller septic system. However, septic pumping costs will increase as your septic system becomes full.
You should also consider which type of septic pumping cost is right for your septic system. Pumped wastewater passes through a pressure tank, where it is pumped into the septic tank of your property. During this process, bacteria are used to break down organic material that has settled throughout the years. These bacteria convert waste material into simpler and more nutrient-friendly compounds, giving your soil a healthier base to help prevent erosion and promote plant growth. However, if your septic system is not working as well as it could, or if you pump water too frequently, your septic system will experience an adverse effect.
Pumping your septic system to capacity causes pressure to build, causing excess wastewater to be discharged into the soil. The rate at which your septic works depends on several factors. First, how large your property is, and how much you plan to use it. Next, how fast your septic system pumps water out of your property (either from a gravity feed or a pumping line). Lastly, how your septic works; see if the pump is powered by electricity, oil, gas, or a battery, and what service it comes equipped with. If any of these items are in poor condition, your septic pumping cost may be higher than you need to pay.
A simple way to avoid having to pump more than you absolutely have to is to check to make sure that your septic system is designed for anticipated future growth. It is also important that if your septic is intended for more than just a single family, that you get an annual septic maintenance cleaning performed by a professional, as most septic systems are designed to last only approximately ten years. This initial septic pumping cost can be reduced significantly if your septic system is designed properly.